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The Ten Biggest Mistakes New Bloggers Make

As usual, the sassy, self-referential and sometimes solipsistic world of blogging is chattering about how to be a blogger, as if all readers of blogs are writers of blogs, which may be mostly true but certainly must bug the bejesus out of folks who prefer reading news and commentary online but still think blog is […]


I thought I’d hop on for a minute and add my solo to the chorus.

Google +1: Facebook's Like shouldn't worry, but Evernote should

Google +1: Facebook’s Like shouldn’t worry, but Evernote should

The search giant hasn’t created the next “Like” button. It’s created the world’s simplest (and most powerful?) research bookmarking tool. Google introduced +1 to the world on Wednesday, an experimental tool that adds a feature similar to Facebook’s Like button to Google searches. Because the snazzy new button is so, well, Like-like, everyone’s talking about […]

Happy birthday, Madeleine.

People don’t believe me, but there was a pop No kidding, like a champagne cork And suddenly burst forth baby. Two words—paradigm shift. And I lashed myself forty times for every impure thing I’ve ever done For every hateful word I’ve ever spoke And for every time I said “I don’t want children.” We made […]

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A little mathematical perspective

I thought I had a terrible day, but then I added things up: -1 = Pulling onto a road shoulder that doesn’t exist and getting car stuck -1 = Completely blowing my stack +1 = My wife giving me a reason to calm down +1 = The charity of strangers with a towing strap -1 […]